Collaborate 2 Cure

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) will be hosting a series of events designed to stimulate collaboration across our region and solve specific scientific challenges. Scientists, entrepreneurs, students and anyone interested can participate and ask questions.

The venue will change as the topic changes so please ensure you verify the location. The virtual connection via Zoom is always available for anyone that cannot physically travel to the presentation venue.

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Topic: Mitochondrial Dysfunction

At the end of this series, a request for proposals will be available for new collaborations spawned from the discussions and funding of up to $50,000 for the collaborative research.

Collaborate2Cure SCHEDULE

Aug 14
Presentation Regulation of Multimeric PGAM5 Complexes and Their Role in Mitochondrial Dynamics
Mark Hannink, PhD
Effect of Oxaloacetate for the Motor Function and Life Span of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Model Mice
Hiroshi Nishimune, PhD
Aug 21
A Novel Preclinical Model for Obesity-Linked NASH and HCC
Suresh Mishra, MSc, PhD
Potential Role for SPECC1L Cytoskeletal Protein in Membrane Dynamics
Irfan Saadi, PhD


View archived videos from previous Collaborate2Cure events.


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